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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Changing Your Diet

June 11

(Matthew 13:22 NIV) "The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful."

(Mark 4:18-19 NIV) "Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; {19} but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful."

(Luke 8:14 NIV) "The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature."

(1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV) "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me."

We hear it constantly from nutritionists: “You need to change your diet.” But most people don’t want to give up what they love to eat. Jesus listed three spiritual junk foods to avoid if we want to mature. First: "life's worries". Pigging out on anxiety can cause us to lose our spiritual appetite. Time spent worrying is time stolen from God. Second: “the pursuit of riches” or "the deceitfulness of wealth". They will starve us with their desire to accumulate. Third: “pleasures” or "desires for other things". Recreation is a multi-billion dollar addiction in the USA. Our list of activities is endless. If we want to mature spiritually, we must change our diet and cut out the junk food. We must wean ourselves. We must grow out of the baby food diet and get into some spiritual “meat and potatoes”. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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